Barking test centre bribery instructor jailed

A driving instructor who conspired with a test examiner to take �1,000 bribes to pass failed candidates at Barking Test Centre was jailed for two years today.

Instructor Salima Rashid, 49, of St George’s Avenue, Grays, took bungs from hapless learners including an atrocious driver who had failed four times.

Grandmother-of-eight Rashid split the backhanders with examiner Kulwinder Mann, 47, of Chadwell Heath Lane, Chadwell Heath, at the test centre on Tanner Street, who passed some candidates without them even taking to the road.

A second examiner at the centre, Nick Madigan, 38, Kitkatts Road, Canvey Island, also took the bribes and granted licences to learners who could have caused serious accidents.

Madigan had already admitted his role before the trial while Mann, who suffers mental health problems, faces detention and treatment at a psychiatric institution.